Some of our home-schooled children have been learning about Volume during their Maths lessons.
Volume is the amount of space in a 3D Shape. It is measured in cubic units.
The children were able to find the volume of the shape by counting how many unit cubes fit inside it.
The students also got to write down the length, width, and depth and then work out the volume and surface area.
Resources such as multi-link cubes aided in making the shapes to work out the volume and surface area.
Our home-schooled students have been using nets to create 3D Shapes.
3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids and pyramids were made.
The children were taught how to recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets.
They were shown a cube and cuboid and then given some squared paper on which to make a net which helped them make an identical shape.
This activity involved knowing what shapes are needed to make the net and knowledge of how it will all fit together.
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Today our home-schooled students participated and made their own sweet dispensers.
Process: Pieces of wood had to be cut down to size and shape, they were then sanded down by the students, who then had to utilise the drill press, slot the parts together and use a glue gun.
All safety protocols were explained to the students beforehand, protective eye wear and ear muffs were likewise provided.
It is easy to list the benefits from woodworking for children. Here are a few:
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